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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/schoenewaelder

Typing sentences vs Multiple choice

I think there is probably logic in combing typing and multiple choice, but the multiple choice question seem to be ten times easier than the typed questions. A couple seem a bit trcky, but most are self evident if you can recognise a word or two. Similarly with the drop boxes for the articles. If I've just typed a ten word sentence, which would have been marked wrong if any element was incorrect, then it's a bit odd that I'm being asked relatively simple gender questions (I know genders are a nightmare to remember, but I mean comparative difficulty).

The drop boxes are annoying, because you can't use the Keyboard, and it would actually be quicker (for me) to type the articles.

July 5, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kcin

You can use the keyboard for the drop boxes, just press the down arrow key. It works for me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Doublelen

I agree completely. I don't understand why they're using those multiple choice questions


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/schoenewaelder

Ah, danke für den Tipp. I shall try it next time.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mariagra

I understand this part of the exercise as a means to introduce new words/concepts within the structures we already handle. We learn new words without being aware of that. We also can see how the declensions work with different words.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kcin

@Dieter_Drawe I don't think it's really helpful to write in German when explaining things for beginner learners.

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